Sunday, July 31, 2011

Taking A Ferry From Puerto Rico To The Dominican Republic

America Cruise Ferries has started a new passenger ferry going from Puerto Rico to the Dominican Republic. America Cruise Ferries started its plans to launch a passenger service, between Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, after securing certification from federal authorities to carry passengers. 

The Caribbean Fantasy, a 650-foot ferry, has seven decks, and 140 passenger cabins.  The ferry also has:  two restaurants, a casino, nightclub, piano bar, duty-free shop, beauty salon and swimming pool. The Caribbean Fantasy has a capacity for 1,100 passengers, 165 cargo containers and 70 cars and trucks. America Cruise Ferries also provides round trips cargo service, from the ports of San Juan and Mayagüez to Santo Domingo, three times a week.

The Caribbean Fantasy ferry is scheduled to sail from the Pan American terminal near the Puerto Rico Convention Center in San Juan every Monday at 7 p.m.  Sailings from Mayagüez are scheduled for every Wednesday and Friday at 8 p.m.  Return trips from Santo Domingo dock at 8 a.m.  Introductory prices, including port fees, start at $169 per person round-trip from Mayagüez and $189 per person round-trip from San Juan.  Cabins are available starting at $48 and passengers can bring three pieces of luggage at no charge.

According to the Puerto Rico Tourism Company and other government officials, the ferry will be great for tourism and business opportunities on the island. The new service was expected to bring some 100 direct jobs and 300 indirect jobs in both Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.




  1. what is the number to call to book a ferry ride to the dominican?

  2. I would love to see picture of the cabin and the ferry. Where can i find them? Or can it be mail?